The NEW 2020 Virtual Competitive Exhibits Handbook Available Online Now!

Calling all Creative Artists in Fresno County! We still want to be able to showcase the many talented people that Fresno County has to offer and that’s why we’re moving forward with our Virtual Competitive Exhibits! Check out our new Virtual Competitive Exhibits Handbook online. While not all competitive exhibits will be able to take place this year, there are still many categories you can submit your entries in!


Be sure to enter online before our September 14 deadline. All entries MUST be submitted online. Questions? Contact our Exhibits Office at (559) 453-6890. Visit our website at for the NEW Virtual Exhibits Handbook.

Flashback Friday Concert Spotlight: Doobie Brothers!

It’s Flashback Friday and our Concert Spotlight goes to The Doobie Brothers! Who remembers the classic rock band’s performance at The Big Fresno Fair back in 1991, 1999 and 2006? We rocked out to hit songs like “What a Fool Believes,” “Takin’ It to the Streets” and many more. Share with us your photos from their concerts or share your favorite Doobie Brothers songs!


Check out this year’s Table Mountain Concert Series line-up presented by Coors Light and Toyota here and let’s continue to do our part by social distancing NOW and follow good healthy habits so we can see you at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair!

Memorial Day | Office Closed Friday – Monday

“As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars” – John M. McHugh


This Memorial Day, and every day, we remember the brave men and women who sacrifice their lives to protect our freedom. The Fresno Fairgrounds Administration Office will be closed beginning today through Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen Tuesday, May 26.

Four Days of our “Fair Food Feature” This Memorial Day Weekend!

What’s better than three days of Fair food? FOUR DAYS! Join us for our extended “Fair Food Feature” through Memorial Day Weekend on Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25! Click here to check for times as the times vary for each food concessionaire. This weekend’s menu is from Colossal Dog, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls, B & C Concessions and Pardini’s! Here’s what’s on the menu:


Colossal Dog

$8…Jumbo Corn Dog

$7…Flamin’ Dog

$10…Curly Fry

$13…Flamin’ Curly Fry

$15…Bacon Curly Fry

$2…Add Chili

$2…Add Cheese

$2…Bottled Water


Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls

$6…Original Cinnamon Roll (Frosted or Pecan)

$7…Frosting and Pecan

$30…6 pack w/ frosting or nuts

$35…frosting w/nuts

$20…4 pack frozen w/ frosting


B & C Concessions

$5…Regular Kettle Korn

$8…Large Kettle Korn



$2…Beer (Coors Light, Modelo and White Claw)



Must be 21 and older to purchase alcohol. If you are purchasing alcohol it must be bought with a food item from Colossal Dog or Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls. All drinks will be sealed and ready to-go. Cash or card will be accepted. Our “Fair Food Feature” event series is a drive-thru, pick-up only. Just enter through the Carnival Lot (gate 6) off of Kings Canyon Rd. Questions? Call our Fair Office at (559) 650-3247 or visit our website here.

Fairgrounds Appreciation Month – Livestock

Fairs were built on the foundation of agriculture and livestock. Now, 136 years later, the livestock exhibit is one of the biggest aspects of the annual Big Fresno Fair, and at year round community events. Our Fair, and others throughout California and the nation provide a platform for our 4-H and FFA youth to connect with one another, share their agricultural knowledge with the community, develop their marketing and public speaking skills and just continue to grow as leaders in our communities.

Fairs also serve as connection point between agriculture and our urban populations – telling the story of our food supply, providing education on the variety and characteristics of livestock, how to properly care for them and more. Many kids will see their first cow or pig at their local fair.

For this and so much more we are grateful for fairs throughout the state, nation and world. We hope you are too. Join us and show your appreciation for  the incredible way fairs and fairgrounds serve their communities.

Happy National Sibling Day!

There’s just something  special about having a sibling. Happy National Sibling Day! What better way to create memories with your sibling than attending The Big Fresno Fair this October! Tag your sibling to tell them how much you appreciate them!


For now, let’s just give our siblings an air hug (because you know…social distancing). Let’s continue to follow good healthy habits so we can curb this virus and see you all at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair!